Q. Why should I learn karate?

A. The benefits are limitless. We work in the areas of physical fitness, discipline, self- confidence, better concentration, and character development, while learning self-defense.

Q. But what if I'm out of shape?

A. Our program will get you into shape and keep you there. You'll be amazed how quickly you'll feel the difference in muscle tone, stamina, flexibility, and co-ordination. You'll also become more alert, more relaxed, and less tired.

Q. What if I don't have much time?

A. We make it easy. With our expansive schedule of classes you'll have a choice of day or evening classes as well as hours to attend.

Q What if I'm a Woman?

A. Women are far more frequently targets of aggressive acts than men are. Since the effectiveness of Karate is based primarily on speed and ability, and not physical size, it's ideal for women.

Q. Am I too old?

A. No one is too old to practice and train. Karate can be adapted to anyone's physical capabilities. Provided one is in reasonably good health.

Q. Will I get hurt?

A. With any sport, or art form, there may be a risk of bumps and bruises. The Proper training and respect for each other, reduces these incidents greatly and mishaps rarely occurs.

Q. Is Karate beneficial for children?

A. Children involved in Karate or the Martial Arts develop stronger and healthier bodies. They tend to have a more respectful attitude. In addition children gain a higher level of self-confidence as well as better concentration skills. In many cases, parents mention that their children's grades show much improvement.

Q. What if my child is mentally or physically challenged?

A. In most cases our instructors can work with children that have physical or mental challenges. Many adults can also overcome mental or physical challenges they might have as well.

Q. Are competitive tournaments, or competition mandatory?

A. In any sport such as baseball, soccer, basketball, etc. the athlete is told when the competition or games begin. Actually it's understood. They really have no choice. In many cases if a person were afraid of competition it is possible they would not even join that sport in the first place. In the Martial Arts or Karate a student would not enter into competition until both the student and instructor agree that they were ready. In some cases the instructor would try to persuade a student (child) to compete in a tournament. We would advise the parents why it would be good for a child, providing they are ready. This is not always the case with an adult. We find that a lack of confidence can be regained by competition.

Q. Besides the tuition what am I required to purchase?

A. Although a Karate uniform is not mandatory, everyone usually purchases one along with the patches. A safety supporter for men and boys are also required and a mouth guard for everyone is needed. Sparring equipment although not mandatory either is a good idea once one starts participating in this area.

Q. Is there a discount given for more than one person in the family?

A. We do offer a family discount for multiple family members joining.

Q. What I would like my children to take classes for the summer only?

A. Every year we offer a summer program that can last from 4 week to 8 weeks. This actually can be a great opportunity to see if the Martial Arts are for your children.

Q. What is the difference between Tae Kwon Do, Kung-Fu and Karate?

A. Although much more complex, a brief description would be; Tae Kwon do originated in Korea. It is said that this discipline utilizes 70% foot techniques and 30% hand techniques. Kung-Fu originated in china. In this discipline it is said that there is 70% hand techniques and 30% foot techniques. In addition many of the characteristics are that of animals. Karate originated in Japan. Karate utilizes 50% foot techniques and 50% hand techniques.

Q. What is Kickboxing?

A. Kickboxing has been used as a very general phrase. In every style of Martial arts there can be a combative area. In this area of sparring you would use both the hands and feet in practice. This, therefore, is considered Kickboxing.

Q. What is aerobic Kickboxing?

A. Kickboxing comes under a different definition here. In most cases one is almost shadowboxing. Punching and kicking, or a combination of both is put to music. There is no contact made with each other made.

Q. What if I have trained before?

A. We accept both children and adults that have trained before. If a person has earned a "rank" from another style or school they are welcome. That rank will be discussed and a decision would be made as to the proper placement in our system or class.

Q. What if I earned or hold a Black Belt rank already?

A. A Black Belt rank is honored in our school. We feel that everyone can have something to offer in the growth of the students and school.

 

 

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